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Pens Points: History in Tampa

Penguins make history in win over the Lightning and Pens Points is here to let you know all about it.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

It was bleak for the Pittsburgh Penguins after 20 minutes against the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, trailing 2-0 and looking overmatched on the ice. That’s when Sidney Crosby stepped in with his 14th of the season to give the Penguins life before Drew O’Connor brought the game back level before intermission. Jeff Carter (!) gave the Penguins their first lead of the night less than three minutes into the third period and Tristan Jarry (!!) sealed the deal with an empty netter for his first career goal. [Pensburgh]

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Not only was Tristan Jarry a rock in goal on Thursday night, he helped his own cause by scoring the first goalie in goal in Penguins history to seal the win. [Pensburgh]

It’s been a work in progress for the Penguins bottom-six this season as Kyle Dubas and Mike Sullivan continue to try and find the most effective combination. [Pensburgh]

Injuries required Drew O’Connor to move up the lineup in to an expanded top-six role, and while the scoring touch hasn’t been there, his play has been anything but a detriment. [The Hockey News]

Just looking at the numbers of the Penguins top players one might wonder how they are only 10-10-1 on the season. Then you see the power play and it all makes sense. [The Athletic $$]

Evgeni Malkin scored a crucial goal on Tuesday night in Nashville, but that serves as a long bright spot in what Malkin admitted has been a period of struggles on the ice. [The Hockey News]

NHL News and Notes...

Corey Perry released a statement addressing his recent release from the Chicago Blackhawks, apologizing to his teammates, and stating that he will be entering treatment. [AP]

Nikita Zadorov is on the move out of Calgary weeks after requesting a trade away from the team. The defenseman is headed to Vancouver in exchange for two draft picks. [NHL]